Black holes possess immense forces working within and around them. These structures in particular are some of the most important shapers and movers of the universe. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at black holes and galaxies' central bulges, revealing exactly how black holes shape the unive...
Scientists are employing technology to get a better look at how black holes swallow stars.
A newly discovered distant supermassive black hole, several billion light years away from Earth is known to be spinning at almost half the speed of light, according to a new finding.
M83, a nearby spiral galaxy, has recently provided astronomers and scientists with exciting new information. The latest it has to offer is a detailed black hole named MQ1, which Australian astronomers found earlier this week.
Using NASA's Fermi observatory, a team of astronomers have made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens. The findings open new avenues for future research, including a novel way to probe emission regions near supermassive black holes.
NASA's Chandra Observatory has finally confirmed the evidence of jet in the Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*)- a supermassive black located 26,000 light years away from the Earth in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
A team of international researchers has finally solved the long standing mystery of the high speed jets that are emitted from active black holes.
Most of the universe's heavy elements, including the iron central to life itself, formed surprisingly early in cosmic history and somehow spread evenly throughout the universe, according to a new study of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster using Japan's Suzaku satellite.
A dormant volcano -- a supermassive black hole -- lies at the heart of our galaxy. Fresh evidence suggests that it last erupted two million years ago. Astronomers have long suspected such an outburst occurred, but this is the first time they've been able to date it.
New Chandra images of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), which is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth, indicate that less than 1 percent of the gas initially within Sgr A*'s gravitational grasp ever reaches the point of no return, also called the event horizon.
Supermassive black holes can be found in the center of galaxies, driving enormous forces that shape the space around them. Now, astronomers have found a new way to measure the spin of these black holes, paving the way for a better understanding about how they drive the growth of galaxies.